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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Local Crime Alert

Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft from a field location in Shepherds Lane, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have located and removed the contents of an honesty box. This incident occurred between 20/10/2017 10:37 & 23/10/2017 10:51.

One report of theft from a field location in Station Rd, Wing. Unknown person(s) have damaged the gate leading to a field containing livestock and have taken 25 sheep.This incident occurred between 02/10/2017 00:00 & 23/10/2017 09:00.

One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Main St, Stoke Dry. Unknown person(s) have slashed 2 x tyres. This incident occurred between 24/10/2017 16:30 & 24/10/2017 17:30.

Two reports of theft from vehicles in Branston Rd & Finch Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have entered the vehicles by unknown means and taken work tools. These incidents occurred between 25/10/2017 18:00 & 26/10/2017 08:00.

One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in High St West, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by means of a rear window. An untidy search was carried out and property taken. This incident occurred between 14/10/2017 17:02 & 25/10/2017 23:35.

One report of an attempt break to a vehicle in Wheatlands Close, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have attacked front offside door lock with a tool but no entry gained. This incident occurred on 24/10/2017 between 01:45 & 02:15.

One report of theft from a vehicle in Ketton Rd, Hambleton. Unknown person(s) have entered the vehicle by smashing the front and rear windows and have taken property. This incident occurred on 29/10/2017 between 15:00 & 16:00.

Two reports of burglary business and community to 2 x Public Houses in Ryhall. An attempt on one and entry gained on the other. In both cases windows and doors were attacked. These incidents occurred between 29/10/2017 00:15 & 29/10/2017 08:30.

The Eastern Counties area has suffered a recent spike in burglaries to Public Houses. Please be vigilant.

Events

Beat Surgery at The Hub, Kendrew Barracks on 26th October between 10:00 – 11:00.

Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 27th October between 10:00 – 11:00.

Beat Surgery at Francis Court, Ryhall on 14th November between 10:00 – 11:00

Beat Surgery at Oakham Museum on 24th November between 12:00 – 13:00.

Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 24th November between 10:00 – 11:00.

Beat Surgery at Wing Village Hall on 30th November between 11:00 – 12:00.

Latest News

Warning over speeding tickets which are actually a scam – Motorists are being caught out by a new scam email saying they have been caught speeding.

Fraudsters are targeting motorists with realistic emails claiming to have “photographic evidence” of speeding.

People are being urged to immediately delete the email – as it will install a virus on your device which can hack your details.

The warning comes from Greater Manchester Police who are being used as a front for the hoax – but Action Fraud, National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, reported late last year that the cyber criminals appear to be targeting victims across the country.

The scam leads to a banking trojan malware – a virus that hacks into your computer and can access or track your personal information.

The ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ looks like it has been sent from GMP and featured the force’s logo and font.

 

Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

POLICE FORCE EXPERIENCE RECORD LEVELS OF DEMAND

Leicestershire Police received record levels of demand yesterday (Tuesday 31 October) due to Hallowe’en and a series of serious and resource-intensive incidents.

During one four-hour period, the force received an average of one 999 call every minute.

The total number of incidents reported to the police between 0001hrs and 2359hrs yesterday (Tuesday 31 October) reached 1,025 – the highest number of incidents recorded in Leicestershire a single 24-hour period for four years.

And among those incidents were several which required significant resources to be deployed to scenes, including a lorry fire on the M1 which required the full closure of the motorway (all lanes were reopened by 3.45am this morning) and a number of serious incidents in towns and in the city of Leicester.

Demand on police services was exceptionally high throughout the day:

  • A total of 527 Emergency 999 calls were received
  • Between 5pm and 9pm we received an average of one 999 call every minute
  • Numerous police officers had to remain on duty after their scheduled shifts had finished in order to cope with demand

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “The sheer volume of calls, and the many incidents which required the deployment of lots of resources, caused a real strain on the force yesterday. As result, we simply could not attend every incident as swiftly as would have liked, and there remain incidents and issues reported to us yesterday that had to be put on hold until today.

“Without doubt a large part of this surge in demand and 999 calls was Hallowe’en-related; but the incident on the M1, coupled with many other resource-intensive and serious issues elsewhere added to the pressure and expectation on the force.

“The force responded superbly in extremely challenging circumstances, and our officers, support staff, Specials, volunteers and PCSOs did an amazing job coping with what was the busiest day for four years.

“The force remains very busy this morning, with many officers and specialist staff involved in a number of incidents that happened yesterday. In these circumstances, and to help us, I would be grateful if people would only ring 999 in a genuine emergency, and instead use 101 or on line reporting https://leics.police.uk/report-online about issues which are non-emergencies.”

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MISSING TEENAGER FROM LEICESTER

Police are concerned for the welfare of a teenager who has been reported missing from Leicester.

Artis Ozolins, 15, was last seen during the early hours of Wednesday 11 October by his family at their home address in Saxby Street.

He was reported missing on Friday 13 October after he failed to return home.

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HOW TO SELECT AN ALARM INSTALLER

There have been several reports of Cold Calling recently by companies offering/selling burglar alarms. Please see below for advice on how to select an alarm installer.

How to select an alarm installer

There are many installers in the alarm industry therefore we suggest that you have at least three quotations from reputable installers and choose a system that suits you and your family’s lifestyle.

The police do not recommend any particular alarm company. If you require a monitored alarm system, then ensure the installer is a current member of a recognised trade association, such as SSAIB or NSI (NACOSS).

Consult your insurance company, they may recommend particular companies and offer a discount on house contents insurance, but remember the cheapest quotation is not always the best option.

Beware of alarm companies who cold call, either door to door or by telephone, as some of them may use high pressure sales methods and also charge inflated prices. They also may offer monitoring that is not recognised by the police. A monitored alarm system which attracts police response will be issued with a unique reference number (URN). Ensure that any installer you choose is a member of one of the alarm industry’s Inspectorate.

Study the installation contract carefully before signing it to determine whether you will own or rent the system once it has been installed and what the maintenance agreement includes and costs.

Make sure that the company you choose offers a short training session to show you how the system works. British Standards requires that there is a ‘hand over’ period in which the alarm company makes the user familiar with the system’s operation and also that they can offer a back-up service for routine maintenance or faults to your system.

A good installation should cause no damage or mess to your decor and the wiring should be easily concealed.

Further advice can be found on the link below:

https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/burglary/choosing-intruder-alarm